I had no idea there was a chocolate cherry sunflower, but when I came across a picture of it on Pinterest, I had to try it out.

Here’s a chocolate cherry sunflower:

Sunflower Seeds - Chocolate

Here’s my attempt at creating one:

Coloring the sunflower was the most time-consuming part of creating this card. I used the blends combos for Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake for the flower itself. There are layers and layers of blend colors in that flower. I can’t imagine trying to recreate this without using the blends.

I stamped the flowers using Mossy Meadow, then used the Mossy Meadow blends combo for the leaves.

Originally, I thought I’d finished this card last night. As I was getting ready to write this post, I realized I needed to add some sort of dimension around the outside of the center. Some of the pictures I’ve seen actually have gold running right between the inside and the petals. Since the card is already made, I’m afraid to use the color lifter, so I just dotted some gold Wink of Stella there. It didn’t come out gold, but now I have a definitive line between the inside and the petals.

Prep Work, Step-by-step

First, I practiced coloring, a lot. Before I started coloring the flower I used, I had already practiced on two previous ones. The corner of the flower on the inside of the card and on the envelope come from parts of the flowers on which I practiced.

Stamp the leaves in Mossy Meadow, then color with Mossy Meadow blends combo.

Next, crop the flower and leaves using the sunflower die set. I have three large leaves and 6 small leaves on this card.

Using some 2019 neutrals DSP, I cropped the longer stems using the same die set.

I used the same piece of DSP to crop the mat for the sentiment using the stitched rectangle dies.

Stamp the sentiment, from the Forever Fern stamp set in Early Espresso on Whisper White cardstock. Then, crop using the stitched so sweetly die set.

I used a Crumb Cake colored wood pattern from the In Good Taste DSP for the background of this card. However, when I dry-fit all the elements together, I decided the wood DSP needed some more texture. I used the spotted stamp from Forever Fern and randomly stamped it in Early Espresso all over the DSP. In order to achieve a dimensional look, I stamped three times before reinking my stamp.

Since I wanted something to tie all the elements together, I used a piece of the faux suede ribbon and simply wrapped it around the bottom quarter of the DSP base. I tried adding a square knot and it just didn’t fit.

Putting It All Together

Attach the leaf clusters to the back of the sunflower. Next, attach the longer DSP stems to the back of the leaves.

Use dimensionals to pop everything up and place the whole grouping on the card with the bottom portion of the group just hanging over the ribbon.

Add dimensionals to the back of the white sentiment piece and the sentiment mat. The dimensionals on the mat need to straddle the ribbon, so place them accordingly.

Finally, I attached the front of the card to the Cherry Cobbler card base using the multipurpose liquid glue (love that!)

The inside of the card is a piece of 4 ” x 5-1/4 inch Whisper White. I also added the corner sunflower piece, leaves and two stems under the flower. This grouping was attached using the multipurpose glue.

After attaching another partial flower grouping on the front of the envelope, I added a piece of the wood grain DSP to the envelope flap.

After that, this card/envelope set was completed.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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